Get Connected

Duke provides a separate, low-bandwidth network for visitors. Because the visitor network does not require NetID registration, the service eliminates the need to issue temporary NetIDs to visitors requiring network connections. The visitor network is not as robust as the “Dukeblue” network; visitors will be able to use it primarily for web surfing and connecting via virtual private network back to other secure networks. The visitor network will not allow access to many services available through the “Dukeblue” network.  If you have questions about Duke’s wireless networks, please contact the OIT Service Desk.

 To Connect:

  1. Open your network preferences and look for a network called "DukeVisitor," which should be available to you across campus. Select this network.
  2. Open a browser. You should see the "welcome" message pertaining to the visitor network.
  3. Click Continue to connect to your normal start page.
  4. Note that the network cuts you off automatically after an hour of inactivity.

Still have questions? Review the Dukeblue Wireless page

Connect to eduroam

The eduroam (education roaming) service provides encrypted wireless network access, without the need to gain guest credentials. Users are required to log in to eduroam.

Visitors to Duke from other participating institutions can use their credentials from their home institution to log in to eduroam while at Duke. They do not need to register as a guest or obtain any Duke credentials in order to use eduroam.

Read more about eduroam and see a map of participating institutions.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection may be necessary for access to some Duke resources while traveling.

Consult these technical specifications for configuration.